A fast-growing uPVC window, door and conservatory supplier has secured an industrial unit in Leeds as it continues its national expansion.
Stevenswood will open a new trade counter at Riverside Place Industrial Estate after national commercial property consultancy, Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) agreed terms on a 2,972 sq ft unit on its behalf.
Stevenswood was founded in Scotland in 1997 and acquired by private equity investor Cairngorm Capital Group in 2017. The Leeds trade counter will be Stevenswood’s 37th UK site, with existing Yorkshire branches in Doncaster, Halifax, Sheffield and two in Hull.
Riverside Place is located on Bridgewater Road, which connects directly onto the A61. Neighbouring occupiers include Travis Perkins, Johnsons Apparelmaster, Premier Paper, 3G Joinery and Thorite.
Elaine Baird, head of marketing at Stevenswood, said: “Our goal is to provide tradespeople with a choice of quality products backed by excellent customer service.
“We identified strong potential demand from installers in the Leeds area and are delighted to secure an excellent location for our first trade counter in the city. Riverside Place provides our customers with easy access to view and collect products and take advantage of our free, on-site skip service.
“We are growing our UK estate of trade counters organically and via acquisitions. The Leeds opening takes us to 37 but the plan is to create a national chain of around 150 trade counters where installers can get leading brands at competitive prices.”
Rachel Vickers, surveyor in the agency team at LSH, said: “We are delighted to have acted on behalf of Stevenswood to secure this ideally located unit, which will be welcome news to installers across the region. We are pleased to play our part in this latest chapter of a burgeoning success story.”
Henry King, national industrial and logistics team at Cushman and Wakefield, said: “We are very pleased we have been able to finalise this deal with Stevenswood, who will only enhance the estates existing strong tenant mix. This deal brings Riverside Industrial Estate to 100 per cent occupancy, highlighting its desirability as a central, well connected industrial / trade counter location.”